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Finally Finishing Unfinished Business?

How the Recent Heller Ehrman Case Impacts Lawyer Mobility and Clients Choice of Counsel

The law of unfinished business, as applied to cases billed on an hourly basis, has been the subject of much commentary and case law. In Heller Ehrman, the high California court, like the New York Court of Appeals, found that a dissolved law firm did not have a property interest in hourly matters for work performed after dissolution. The case is worth exploring as it impacts, among other things, lawyer mobility and clients choice of counsel.

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The law of unfinished business, as applied to cases billed on an hourly basis, has been the subject of much commentary and case law.

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